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22 Jan 2018

Stamp duty cut 'fails to entice first-time buyers', survey suggests

The Chancellor's decision to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers has so far had a limited impact on the housing market, new research suggests.

19 Jan 2018

ONS data suggests gender pay gap 'widens as women age'

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested that the gender pay gap for women widens as they get older.

18 Jan 2018

IoD publishes list of business predictions for 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has published a list of 14 business and economic predictions for 2018.

17 Jan 2018

PAC warns HMRC customer service 'must not suffer' as it prepares for Brexit

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned HMRC that its customer service 'must not suffer' as it carries out major transformation programmes ahead of the UK leaving the EU in 2019.

16 Jan 2018

UK consumers spending significant amounts on ‘impulse buys’, survey reveals

A survey carried out by online lending company myjar.com has revealed that individuals in the UK spend nearly £144,000 on 'impulse buys' over the course of their lifetime.

15 Jan 2018

Business profitability has risen considerably over last decade, TUC finds

An analysis of official figures carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that profitability amongst UK businesses has risen significantly over the past decade.

12 Jan 2018

Consumers to benefit from ban on credit and debit card surcharges

Consumers are set to benefit from a ban on credit and debit card surcharges, which took effect from 13 January.

11 Jan 2018

CBI survey reveals public confidence in UK businesses has risen significantly

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed a significant rise in the number of people who believe UK businesses have a good reputation.

10 Jan 2018

Small businesses affected by rising fuel costs, business group reveals

Following the news that both petrol and diesel prices have increased considerably, the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that many small firms are being affected by rising operating costs.

09 Jan 2018

Proposed changes to VAT 'could create additional burdens' for business

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned the government that proposals to change the way in which VAT is charged post-Brexit could create 'additional burdens' for UK businesses.

08 Jan 2018

FSB finds confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen significantly, with 31% of firms expecting their business performance to worsen over the coming three months.

05 Jan 2018

National Living Wage rises could lead to more jobs becoming automated, IFS warns

In a new report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that future increases in the National Living Wage could lead to more UK jobs becoming automated.

04 Jan 2018

HMRC publishes draft Making Tax Digital for VAT regulations

HMRC has published draft Making Tax Digital for VAT regulations, outlining how businesses must use MTD-compatible software to keep digital records and file their VAT returns.

03 Jan 2018

Significant number of tax returns filed over festive period, official figures reveal

Figures published by HMRC have revealed that a significant number of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns over the festive period.

02 Jan 2018

Government publishes staircase tax repeal Bill

The government has published a draft Bill to repeal the so-called ‘staircase tax’ that has adversely affected businesses in England and Wales.

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